Foreword Main sources Biographical details A creative spirit on his ‘journey of the soul’ Field Work a summary overview Misleading boundaries Drawing a line under Northern Ireland Aspects of relocation to Glanmore The Dante factor The Lowell Factor The Yeats Factor Post ‘Exposure’ Heaney The ‘narrow winding stair’ factor Field Work published by Faber and Faber in 1979 is Seamus Heaney’s fifth collection. Heaney was forty years of age. The totality of his collections over more than half a century confirmed Heaney’s place at the top of the premier league of poets writing in English. Heaney was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1995. He died suddenly in August 2013. The textual commentaries that follow seek to tease out […]